“If I'm not getting into bed looking like a glazed donut, then I'm not doing the right thing,” Hailey Bieber said in a YouTube video earlier this year. The outcome: one of the biggest – and yummiest – skincare trends we have seen so far: 'Glazed Doughnut Skin'.
What is 'Glazed Doughnut Skin'?
As the name suggests, the term refers to skin that is full of moisture, making it visibly plump, shiny, and glazed – just like a glazed doughnut. Certain products, either skincare or makeup, can be used to produce such a look. Whatever the method, the goal remains the same; skin that looks visibly firm and glazed, as if 'glowing-from-within'.
What‘s the difference between 'Glazed Doughnut Skin' and 'Glass Skin'?
The new craze, creating a huge buzz on social media, is closely related to another popular skincare trend called 'Glass Skin'. Both terms refer to flawlessly radiant skin. But what‘s the difference, then? 'Glass Skin' is skin that has a glass-like texture, as if looking for flawless perfection. To achieve such an effect, for most of us it‘s necessary to use quite a lot of skincare products in addition to makeup, making the effort rather time-consuming. Instead of chasing a flawless look, 'Glazed Doughnut Skin' is all about a naturally healthy glow.
How to achieve 'Glazed Doughnut Skin'?
Achieving the popular 'Glazed Doughnut' skin texture is simple when using the right products. In short, the skin routine could be described like this:
Facial essence – nourishes and prepares the skin
Serum – an active formula increasing moisture retention
Face cream – locks in moisture (can also be done using a face mask)
Extra! Maintain the look throughout the day by using a nourishing facial spray whenever needed
An in-depth 'Glazed Doughnut Skin' routine.
Clean skin is a necessary base for skin- and makeup products. When the intention is to produce the look of the glazed donut, ideally you should start with a double cleanse. We especially recommend the Micellar Cleansing Water, our gentle facial cleanser that removes makeup and impurities from the skin's surface. Afterwards it's good to use more of a deep cleansing formula to ensure that all impurities are removed from the skin, the pores are clear, and dead skin cells have been removed.
The 'Glazed Doughnut' method prioritizes moisture. Therefore, the cleansing should be followed by a nourishing facial essence to deliver moisture to the skin and aid in the absorption of subsequent skincare products. We especially recommend our EGF Essence, which has the advantage over other products in its category of containing the active and effective Barley EGF – a moisture-binding signaling protein. It is also specially developed to prepare and optimize the effectiveness of other BIOEFFECT EGF skincare products.
Next, apply serum to your skin. Serums are lightweight formulas in a liquid form that easily penetrate the skin. The often contain active ingredients to increase moisture, provide nourishment, and promote moisture retention. Our EGF Serum is ideal to fulfil this step, as it's extremely hydrating and targets the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with just 9 pure ingredients – including Barley EGF.
4. Face cream
Finally, it's time to lock the moisture in the skin. For this step, a rich and moisturizing cream is applied to the skin. This helps prevent water loss from the skin, but instead of locking in moisture with substances such as Vaseline – the 'glazed doughnut' method uses moisturizers and facial oils instead. This can enhance the efficacy of actives such as retinol, acids, and vitamin C.
For some skin types, heavy moisturizers or oils can cause skin irritations. Therefore, it is important that everyone keeps the condition of their skin in mind before choosing a skin product.
We especially recommend our face creams; EGF Power Cream and Hydrating Cream, for this vital step towards 'Glazed Doughnut Skin'. The EGF Power Cream is a nourishing face cream suitable for all skin types, but especially developed for mature or dry skin. On the other hand, our Hydrating Cream is light and oil-free, making it ideal for those with normal, combination, or oily skin, or those who simply prefer lighter formulas.
For those wanting that something extra.
For even more hydration, you can use a face mask to simply but effectively lock moisture in the skin. For example, our Imprinting Hydrogel Mask is a cooling and soothing gel face mask that stimulates moisture retention in the skin. It is full of nourishing hyaluronic acid and is specifically developed to maximize the effects of BIOEFFECT EGF serums. If you want to add the mask to your 'glazed doughnut' skin routine, we recommend using it after a serum, before applying a face cream to the skin.
Even more shine can be induced by using facial oils. To achieve 'Glazed Doughnut Skin' à la BIOEFFECT – and maintain it throughout the day – we recommend spraying the OSA Water Mist over the face, as often as needed. This hydrating facial spray leaves skin well-nourished, firm, and smooth, and perfectly maintains healthy moisture levels throughout the day. OSA Water Mist can also be sprayed over makeup for a refreshing pick-me-up.